18 November 2017
Bulletin

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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
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24th September 2017 ~ 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke    

MASS TIMES 

Weekend Masses

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30a.m, 10.00a.m, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30a.m

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption: 7.45a.m, 10.00a.m, 1.10p.m, 6.30p.m.

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow: Vigil 8.00pm

Weekday Masses 

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, Phone: 0579321587

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Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm; 1.30-5pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;  

Reception service 5-9pm.

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.  

Parish Shop selling a selection of religious items.  

Teas after 10am Mass Mon, Wed & Fri.  

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of rates, availability etc. 

Parish Support Services:  Bereavement Listening, etc.  For appointment, ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


A WONDERFUL GENEROSITY

The parable in today’s Gospel is one that bothers many of us – it doesn’t seem fair that those working a few hours should get the same wage as those who were there from dawn. We think of it as unjust but the lesson here is not justice – it’s about a generosity we can’t really understand.

We can all be jealous or envious at times, depending on our circumstances. The trick is to appreciate all that we have been given in life and to not allow feelings of “poor me/us” to control us. It is this attitude of gratitude that Jesus tries to instill in the full day workers (and in us). Which of us wouldn’t be delighted to receive a full day’s pay for a few hours work? What keeps us from realising that our lives are actually a series of such gifts?

This parable, like so many others, challenges us to see the reign of God in a different way from the way we see our everyday world. We are invited, through this story, to recognise and acknowledge God’s goodness to us and to accept that God is equally generous with all our brothers and sisters. 

Do I let envy fill my mind and my heart? Or do I know and appreciate my own unique contributions to the Kingdom of God?


ENROLMENT MASS FOR FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN

Church of the Assumption 

Sat 30th September:

6.30pm - St. Joseph’s

Sun 01st October:

10.00am - Ballinamere & Gaelscoil an Eiscir Riada

11.30am - Scoil Mhuire, Scoil Bhride, Parish School

Durrow Church

Sun 01st October:

11.30am - Durrow School  


NIGHTFEVER

The next Nightfever will be held Saturday, September 30th after 6.30pm Vigil Mass.


PARISH MISSION 9th-13th OCTOBER

CELEBRATION OF THE CENTENARY OF FATIMA

October 13th marks the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady in Fatima. On that day Our Lady told the children who she was – Our Lady of the Rosary. She asked for devotion to her Immaculate Heart and called on the whole world to come back to God. She also asked us to pray the Rosary for peace.  Thousands witnessed the ‘miracle of the sun,’ a phenomenon that still can’t be explained and was witnessed by believer and unbeliever alike. 

Each evening will begin with the Rosary at 7.15, followed by Mass, devotions and Benediction. 

Monday – 9th October 

Fr. Barry Condron – Fr Barry is a native of Rahan parish and is parish preist of Castletown Geoghegan - Tyrrellspass. Testimony will be given by some young people from our parish, who will also organise the evenings liturgy. 

Tuesday – 10th October 

Fr. David Vard – Portlaoise. Fr David was ordained in the last few months and is the youngest priest in Ireland 

Wednesday – 11th October

Fr. Philip Mulryne OP. A member of the Dominican Order, Fr Philip played professional football with Manchester United, Norwich and was capped for Northern Ireland before following the path to priesthood.  

Thursday – 12th October

Fr. John Stapleton. Parish priest of neighbouring Killeigh, Fr John will reflect on the Holy family – a very important theme in the run up the World Meeting of Families next August, and, please God, the visit of Pope Francis. 

Friday – 13th October - anniversary of the last apparition. 

Fr. John Nally. Parish Priest of Ballynacargy, Co. Westmeath, Fr John was curate here for many years and had has lead numerous pilgrimages to Fatima. 


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

…It is fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure…

(Bill Gates)


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 21st & Sat 28th Oct, Sun 05th Nov in Tullamore and Sun 12th Nov in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th Oct.

To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.  


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

It is advisable to give six months’ notice of your intention to marry to both the Church and the Registrar. To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.  

All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD, 9341831 or www.accord.ie.  ACCORD also available for marriage and relationship counseling.


NB:  NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY.

Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organisations & clubs included.


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 25      7.45  Mary Kate & Paddy Mahon

               10.00  Deborah Mills, Park Avenue

Tues 26   10.00  John McCarthy

Wed 27   10.00   Sylvia Ryan, Arden View

Thurs 28 10.00  Gerry Keeley

Fri 29     10.00  Michael White, Pearse Park

Sat 30      6.30  Michael Martin, Clara Rd, 1st Ann

                        Mick O’Grady, Mon Mem  

Sun 01     8.30   Des Galvin

             10.00   Michael, Baby Patrick & McDonald family

             11.30  Geraldine Loonam, (nee Touhey), Mon Mem 

               1.00  Pat Westman, Connolly Park, 1st Ann

Durrow, Shared Mass, Sun 01, 11.30am: Thomas McEvoy; J.J. Healion; John, Ellen & Elizabeth Sullivan; Tony Johnston; Joseph Daly Jnr; Paddy Lynam; Michael & Maudie Walsh; Gussie Lambe; Cathy O’Callaghan.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Sr. Dympna O’Brien & Nuala Murray


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3234; Durrow €140

Envelopes €2005

Thank you for your continued support


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST, 1996


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit one hour with the Lord, Sun 2-3am, 3-4am, 4-5am, 5-6am, Sun 1-2pm or any hour? Ph: 085-1162668.

TULLAMORE HEALTHY TOWN 2017: Events throughout week;Tullamore Sports Fest Mon 25-Sat 30. Details: www.facebook.com/healthytownireland, Tullamore Tribune.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENTS FOR MEDITATION AND WELLBEING: Thurs 28, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre. Donation of €5 towards Parish Funds.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING: Thank you to everyone who supported the coffee morning in Charleville Centre. €725 was raised.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK FOR ROSARY SUNDAY: Sun 1, bus departing Tullamore 9.30am & returning 5.45pm. Adults: €12.00 Children: €6.00. Ph: PJ 0876386270.

READY: Dinner & Dance, Townhouse, Sun 24, 7.30pm. To Book Ph: 0579341235.

FAILTE ISTEACH: Free Conversational English classes resume Mon 25, 7.00-9.00pm Parish Centre.  Ph Ambrose 0860537660.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY: IPad/IPhone course starting Thurs 5, 11am.  6 week Course. Booking essential. 

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CLUB: Meeting Bridge House, Wed 27, 8pm. All welcome. Admission free.

PARENT COURSE IN WELL-BEING, SELF-CARE & MINDFULLNESS: Central Hotel Tullamore, Monday 2, 9, 16 & 23 Oct, 10.00–12.00pm each week, no fee. Booking is essential, contact Yvonne, (057) 8672402.

ROSARY: every Sat after 6.30pm mass for evangelisation of our country. 

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: meet every Wednesday, 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church, all welcome.

THE IRISH IN EARLY ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND: From Durrow to Iona, Dr Sarah McCann, Offaly History Centre, Mon 25, 8pm. Admission €2 members/€5 non-members. Includes tea/coffee.

CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDY & HEALING MINISTRY BY JOHNSON: Durrow Church, 30-01 Oct, 10-6pm. Ph: Patrick 0863740040.

MARYVALE INSTITUTE: invites applications for a new programme of study on Marriage & Family life. A six-month programme. Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, Sat 30. Further info: 087-9868125 or www.maryvale.ac.uk.

FEDERATION FOR VICTIM ASSISTANCE: Free and Confidential Service to all Victims of Crime. Freephone 1800 277 477-email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - www.victimassistanceireland.com.

 
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